Reflections

Blogrolling: (n) the exchange of ideas through blogging, usually in an effort to gain praise

When I first heard about blogging I was not enthused. So what? Another venue for people to rant about their opinions. As if we don’t have enough of those. What was even more annoying was that while I would do background research (Google, duh) on topics for my reporting class, I’d run into a handful of blog links, but I couldn’t use them as legitimate sources of information…..

That’s what I thought then. But now that I think more on it, hearing the opinions of people is part of what being a journalist entails–you know, getting all –not just “both”– sides to a story. So perhaps the blogosphere won’t provide you with facts. It provides you with emotions, sentiments, thoughts, and ultimately, the voice of people, which is one of the purposes of journalism: to give the people a voice.

So two days ago when someone suggested I start a blog, I figured, why not? I’ve always considered myself a reporter more than I do a columnist mainly because I’m not opinionated enough to make a living off my beliefs. However, that doesn’t mean I don’t like to contribute my two cents.

So here goes…..here’s to sharing what I have to say, in a nut shell.

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